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Trinity College Dublin as a part of Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) will be organising and hosting Hydra Camp in the week of April 8th till 12th, 2013. This will be a week long training course, which will be aimed at developers who are interested in the Hydra framework for developing repositories. This training course will be delivered by Data Curation Experts.

 We aim to bring HydraCamp to europe to provide developers and engineers an opportunity to get up to speed with using the Hydra framework. Elements of Agile development processes, Ruby on Rails and the Hydra stack will be introduced to participants. If you are using or plan on using Fedora for your archiving and preservation needs then the Hydra framework will be of interest to you.

 Hydra is a repository solution that is being used by institutions on both sides of the North Atlantic to provide access to their digital content.  Hydra provides a versatile and feature rich environment for end-users and repository administrators alike. Hydra is a community, technical framework and open source software.

  • Dates: April 8-12th, 2013
  • Location: Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • Registration Fee: €480 (Spaces are limited)., Payment can be made via Cheque or Electronic Bank Transfer, please contact to register. Registration for the event is currently open. Closing date for registration is March 22nd, 2013. UPDATE: Closing date for registration is April 5th, 2013. Note: Lunches are not included, refreshments will be provided during the event.
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Please note this page is updated regularly as the event is organised. The twitter hash tag for this event is #hydracamp.

Course Outline

  • Day 1: Rails CRUD, TDD & Git
  • Day 2: Collaborative Development with Stories & Tickets
  • Day 3: Hydra, Fedora, XML & RDF - ActiveFedora, OM
  • Day 4: Solr & Blacklight
  • Day 5: Advanced topics & Wrap-up

Registration will open on Monday the 8th at 9am, with the first training session starting at 9:30am. You can view an indicative timetable here. The exact timings of sessions are subject to change and will be set by the trainer during the event.





  • Participants are required to bring their own laptops for the training session.
  • Participants should ideally have some programming experience.





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Trainer Bio

Matt Zumwalt is one of the world’s leading experts on Digital Repositories. He founded MediaShelf in 2006, and is the original engineer behind ActiveFedora and the Hydra Framework. Since 2007, he has contributed to software projects at many of the world’s top libraries and archives, and has given presentations and workshops across North America & Europe. From an early age, Matt has consistently dedicated his passion and skills to building and nourishing creative communities.